Period
to 20 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 20 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 10 12
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 17,665 23,383 23,958
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.56% 14.13% 14.53%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 44.04% 46.02% 48.64%
Number of salaries quoted 15,218 20,509 21,726
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £70,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +0.93%

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 40,115 50,815 49,258
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 28.53% 30.72% 29.87%
Number of salaries quoted 33,217 42,661 42,425
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £52,095 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.41% +2.11% +5.56%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server in England.

Salary trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in England over the 6 months to 20 February 2019.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the England region over the 6 months to 20 February 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -2 7,405 £57,500 +4.55% 893
South East -4 3,492 £45,000 +5.88% 641
North of England -1 2,757 £42,500 +6.25% 893
Midlands -2 1,661 £40,000 - 539
North West 0 1,645 £45,000 +9.76% 453
South West -8 1,201 £41,000 +2.50% 284
East of England +1 1,168 £45,000 - 227
West Midlands -1 972 £40,000 - 282
Yorkshire +1 971 £42,000 -1.18% 388
East Midlands -3 689 £40,000 +6.67% 257
North East -11 142 £40,000 +14.29% 52
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 9,488 (53.71%) C#
2 9,437 (53.42%) .NET
3 9,025 (51.09%) SQL
4 6,875 (38.92%) Microsoft
5 6,590 (37.31%) Agile Software Development
6 5,729 (32.43%) JavaScript
7 5,629 (31.87%) ASP.NET
8 5,489 (31.07%) MVC
9 4,388 (24.84%) HTML
10 4,197 (23.76%) Microsoft Azure
11 3,945 (22.33%) CSS
12 3,709 (21.00%) Finance
13 3,484 (19.72%) Windows
14 3,397 (19.23%) ASP.NET MVC
15 3,215 (18.20%) T-SQL
16 3,145 (17.80%) AngularJS
17 2,905 (16.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 2,898 (16.41%) ASP.NET Web API
19 2,778 (15.73%) Business Intelligence
20 2,629 (14.88%) TDD
21 2,540 (14.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 2,461 (13.93%) .NET Framework
23 2,394 (13.55%) Oracle
24 2,297 (13.00%) Scrum
25 2,159 (12.22%) Web Services
26 2,143 (12.13%) Degree
27 2,009 (11.37%) Problem-Solving
28 1,992 (11.28%) jQuery
29 1,885 (10.67%) Git (software)
30 1,856 (10.51%) SQL Server 2016

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1,125 (6.37%) IIS
2 1,037 (5.87%) SharePoint
3 451 (2.55%) Elasticsearch
4 444 (2.51%) MS Exchange
5 365 (2.07%) CMS
6 339 (1.92%) Apache
7 319 (1.81%) Tomcat
8 207 (1.17%) Confluence
9 185 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
10 170 (0.96%) Umbraco
11 156 (0.88%) WebSphere
12 153 (0.87%) Apache Spark
13 134 (0.76%) SAS
14 126 (0.71%) JBoss
15 125 (0.71%) Skype for Business
16 109 (0.62%) WebLogic
17 106 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
18 93 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
19 89 (0.50%) EPiServer
20 88 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 772 (4.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 566 (3.20%) Microsoft Office
3 117 (0.66%) Chatbot
4 77 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 30 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
6 27 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 22 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 21 (0.12%) InfoPath
8 21 (0.12%) Photoshop
9 19 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
10 15 (0.085%) SPSS
11 13 (0.074%) Weka
12 7 (0.040%) AutoCAD
13 6 (0.034%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 6 (0.034%) Mingle
14 4 (0.023%) EngageOne
14 4 (0.023%) Fireworks
14 4 (0.023%) Stata
15 3 (0.017%) Revit
15 3 (0.017%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 393 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 101 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
3 78 (0.44%) thinkFolio
4 55 (0.31%) Magento
5 49 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
6 48 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
7 44 (0.25%) Markit EDM
8 34 (0.19%) Front Arena
9 26 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
10 24 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 23 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
12 16 (0.091%) Unit4 Business World
13 15 (0.085%) FastStats
13 15 (0.085%) NetSuite
14 14 (0.079%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 13 (0.074%) HFM
15 13 (0.074%) JDE EnterpriseOne
16 12 (0.068%) Movex
16 12 (0.068%) Oracle Applications
16 12 (0.068%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 4,197 (23.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,821 (10.31%) Amazon AWS
3 702 (3.97%) SaaS
4 681 (3.86%) Office 365
5 330 (1.87%) PaaS
6 232 (1.31%) IaaS
7 230 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
8 222 (1.26%) GitHub
9 209 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
10 204 (1.15%) Azure Data Factory
11 131 (0.74%) Serverless
12 114 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
13 112 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
14 81 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
15 77 (0.44%) npm
16 62 (0.35%) Data Lake Analytics
17 59 (0.33%) Amazon S3
18 58 (0.33%) Google Play
19 55 (0.31%) Azure Functions
20 49 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 626 (3.54%) Firewall
2 579 (3.28%) DNS
3 511 (2.89%) Internet
4 428 (2.42%) TCP/IP
5 335 (1.90%) SAN
6 334 (1.89%) DHCP
7 303 (1.72%) WAN
8 301 (1.70%) LAN
9 235 (1.33%) HTTP
10 231 (1.31%) VPN
11 154 (0.87%) VLAN
12 146 (0.83%) Network Security
13 143 (0.81%) SSL
14 128 (0.72%) Intranet
15 125 (0.71%) VoIP
16 115 (0.65%) NAS
17 85 (0.48%) Skype
18 77 (0.44%) Wireless
19 69 (0.39%) Broadband
20 57 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,905 (16.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2,540 (14.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1,856 (10.51%) SQL Server 2016
4 1,806 (10.22%) Data Warehouse
5 1,500 (8.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1,414 (8.00%) Relational Database
7 1,302 (7.37%) MySQL
8 1,284 (7.27%) NoSQL
9 1,174 (6.65%) Power BI
10 1,161 (6.57%) SQL Server 2008
11 986 (5.58%) SQL Server 2012
12 817 (4.62%) MongoDB
13 802 (4.54%) PostgreSQL
14 587 (3.32%) SQL Server 2014
15 518 (2.93%) Big Data
16 497 (2.81%) RDBMS
17 466 (2.64%) Oracle Database
18 413 (2.34%) Azure SQL Database
19 313 (1.77%) Hadoop
20 291 (1.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1,885 (10.67%) Git (software)
2 1,557 (8.81%) Visual Studio
3 1,291 (7.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 561 (3.18%) Jenkins
5 553 (3.13%) JIRA
6 511 (2.89%) TeamCity
7 406 (2.30%) Selenium
8 398 (2.25%) NUnit
9 372 (2.11%) Octopus Deploy
10 367 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
11 343 (1.94%) Subversion
12 180 (1.02%) Cucumber
12 180 (1.02%) Maven
13 173 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 158 (0.89%) SpecFlow
15 153 (0.87%) Bitbucket
16 149 (0.84%) JUnit
17 116 (0.66%) MSTest
18 103 (0.58%) Eclipse
19 96 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 3,709 (21.00%) Finance
2 926 (5.24%) Banking
3 701 (3.97%) Retail
4 655 (3.71%) Marketing
5 491 (2.78%) Games
6 406 (2.30%) Advertising
7 355 (2.01%) Telecoms
8 292 (1.65%) Investment Banking
9 286 (1.62%) Manufacturing
10 256 (1.45%) Front Office
11 201 (1.14%) Legal
12 194 (1.10%) Back Office
13 155 (0.88%) Electronics
14 137 (0.78%) Law
15 95 (0.54%) Publishing
16 90 (0.51%) Automotive
17 84 (0.48%) Financial Institution
18 69 (0.39%) French Language
19 62 (0.35%) Local Government
20 61 (0.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 10,259 (58.08%) Developer
2 5,011 (28.37%) .NET Developer
3 3,579 (20.26%) C# Developer
4 2,564 (14.51%) C# .NET Developer
5 1,589 (9.00%) Analyst
6 1,554 (8.80%) Senior Developer
7 1,539 (8.71%) Software Developer
8 1,523 (8.62%) SQL Developer
9 1,141 (6.46%) ASP.NET Developer
10 1,061 (6.01%) DBA
11 1,030 (5.83%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 857 (4.85%) SQL DBA
13 852 (4.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 808 (4.57%) Architect
15 733 (4.15%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 713 (4.04%) Junior
17 683 (3.87%) C# Software Developer
18 672 (3.80%) Senior .NET Developer
19 636 (3.60%) .NET Software Developer
20 619 (3.50%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9,437 (53.42%) .NET
2 5,629 (31.87%) ASP.NET
3 4,388 (24.84%) HTML
4 3,945 (22.33%) CSS
5 3,397 (19.23%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3,145 (17.80%) AngularJS
7 2,898 (16.41%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2,461 (13.93%) .NET Framework
9 2,159 (12.22%) Web Services
10 1,992 (11.28%) jQuery
11 1,506 (8.53%) WCF
12 1,465 (8.29%) RESTful
13 1,437 (8.13%) Entity Framework
14 1,426 (8.07%) XML
15 1,337 (7.57%) HTML5
16 1,274 (7.21%) .NET Core
17 1,073 (6.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 1,022 (5.79%) WPF
19 1,006 (5.69%) REST
20 949 (5.37%) React
Miscellaneous
1 1,279 (7.24%) Greenfield Project
2 1,198 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
3 557 (3.15%) Fintech
4 542 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
5 523 (2.96%) Self-Motivation
6 496 (2.81%) User Experience
7 408 (2.31%) Mobile App
8 396 (2.24%) Management Information System
9 347 (1.96%) Clustering
10 318 (1.80%) Data Centre
11 292 (1.65%) Replication
12 289 (1.64%) Data Structures
13 255 (1.44%) Hedge funds
14 191 (1.08%) Fixed Income
15 182 (1.03%) Equities
16 176 (1.00%) Derivative
17 169 (0.96%) Algorithms
18 158 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 144 (0.82%) Tandem
20 131 (0.74%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 3,484 (19.72%) Windows
2 1,632 (9.24%) Windows Server
3 1,437 (8.13%) Linux
4 559 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 508 (2.88%) Unix
6 495 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 418 (2.37%) Android
8 325 (1.84%) Apple iOS
9 300 (1.70%) Windows 10
10 229 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 198 (1.12%) Windows 7
12 110 (0.62%) CentOS
13 92 (0.52%) Windows 8
14 85 (0.48%) Ubuntu
15 75 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
16 58 (0.33%) Solaris
17 49 (0.28%) AIX
18 35 (0.20%) Windows XP
19 34 (0.19%) Mac OS X
20 23 (0.13%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,590 (37.31%) Agile Software Development
2 5,489 (31.07%) MVC
3 2,778 (15.73%) Business Intelligence
4 2,629 (14.88%) TDD
5 2,297 (13.00%) Scrum
6 2,009 (11.37%) Problem-Solving
7 1,649 (9.33%) ETL
8 1,527 (8.64%) Continuous Integration
9 1,456 (8.24%) Web Application Development
10 1,435 (8.12%) Software Engineering
11 1,423 (8.06%) OO
12 1,331 (7.53%) Web Development
13 1,303 (7.38%) BDD
14 1,255 (7.10%) SDLC
15 1,164 (6.59%) DevOps
16 1,098 (6.22%) Computer Science
17 1,072 (6.07%) Analytics
18 1,065 (6.03%) Test Automation
19 980 (5.55%) Microservices
20 977 (5.53%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 9,488 (53.71%) C#
2 9,025 (51.09%) SQL
3 5,729 (32.43%) JavaScript
4 3,215 (18.20%) T-SQL
5 1,690 (9.57%) Java
6 1,296 (7.34%) PowerShell
7 1,028 (5.82%) Python
8 749 (4.24%) VB.NET
9 586 (3.32%) PHP
10 510 (2.89%) Ruby
11 470 (2.66%) C++
12 430 (2.43%) TypeScript
13 414 (2.34%) VB
14 392 (2.22%) VBA
15 366 (2.07%) PL/SQL
16 238 (1.35%) R
17 230 (1.30%) Perl
18 220 (1.25%) C
19 188 (1.06%) VBScript
20 180 (1.02%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2,143 (12.13%) Degree
2 549 (3.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 521 (2.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 388 (2.20%) Security Cleared
5 264 (1.49%) SC Cleared
6 228 (1.29%) MCSE
7 165 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
8 163 (0.92%) MCSA
9 121 (0.68%) ISTQB
10 105 (0.59%) MCP
11 103 (0.58%) CCNA
12 97 (0.55%) ISEB
13 87 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
14 69 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 65 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 56 (0.32%) Master's Degree
17 55 (0.31%) MCITP
18 54 (0.31%) CCNP
19 49 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
20 48 (0.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 687 (3.89%) QA
2 355 (2.01%) Data Quality
3 295 (1.67%) SLA
4 285 (1.61%) GDPR
5 181 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 72 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
7 68 (0.38%) PCI DSS
8 53 (0.30%) HIPAA
9 44 (0.25%) ISO 9001
10 37 (0.21%) PMO
11 34 (0.19%) HL7
12 22 (0.12%) GAMP
12 22 (0.12%) MiFID
13 14 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 13 (0.074%) COBIT
14 13 (0.074%) ISO 14001
15 11 (0.062%) IFRS
16 10 (0.057%) WAI
17 9 (0.051%) IFRS 9
17 9 (0.051%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1,350 (7.64%) Active Directory
2 718 (4.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 609 (3.45%) Docker
4 540 (3.06%) Hyper-V
5 218 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
6 146 (0.83%) vSphere
7 137 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
8 124 (0.70%) XenApp
9 55 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
10 52 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
11 39 (0.22%) HDFS
11 39 (0.22%) XenDesktop
12 34 (0.19%) Terminal Services
13 31 (0.18%) BitLocker
14 25 (0.14%) Apache Flume
14 25 (0.14%) Firmware
15 23 (0.13%) NFS
15 23 (0.13%) vCloud
15 23 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
16 22 (0.12%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 342 (1.94%) SCCM
2 293 (1.66%) Kubernetes
3 286 (1.62%) Ansible
3 286 (1.62%) Puppet
4 222 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
5 153 (0.87%) SCOM
6 130 (0.74%) Terraform
7 92 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
8 88 (0.50%) Kibana
9 80 (0.45%) Failover Clustering
9 80 (0.45%) WSUS
10 77 (0.44%) vCenter Server
11 67 (0.38%) Nagios
11 67 (0.38%) Perfmon
12 65 (0.37%) Backup Exec
13 61 (0.35%) SCVMM
14 58 (0.33%) SCOrch
15 47 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 44 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
17 42 (0.24%) Grafana
Vendors
1 6,875 (38.92%) Microsoft
2 2,394 (13.55%) Oracle
3 1,102 (6.24%) VMware
4 757 (4.29%) Tableau
5 506 (2.86%) Cisco
6 433 (2.45%) Google
7 399 (2.26%) SAP
8 367 (2.08%) Citrix
9 268 (1.52%) Xamarin
10 250 (1.42%) HP
11 245 (1.39%) Red Hat
12 210 (1.19%) Facebook
13 195 (1.10%) IBM
14 168 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
15 163 (0.92%) Sitecore
16 162 (0.92%) ServiceNow
17 153 (0.87%) NetApp
18 148 (0.84%) Veeam
19 130 (0.74%) Cognos
20 129 (0.73%) Apple